Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
Kierkegaard sourly prophesied a banal fate for the newly popularized art of photography. “With the daguerreotype,” he observed, “everyone will be able to have their portrait taken—formerly it was only the prominent—and at the same time everything is being done to make us all look exactly the same, so we shall only need one portrait.”
As we get older it becomes more and more difficult for people to buy presents for us. We go out and buy what we need, so what would someone give you and what can you give others that they don't already have this Christmas.
One of the best personal gifts people can give is a photograph. The reason for this is that photos have the power to keep all our precious moments alive. And giving the gift of an especially well-chosen photo is a way to preserve a fond memory with someone you treasure.
The gift of a photograph today has many ways for presentation. One way many use now is a greeting card. This photo however is typically an individual or family sharing one of their personal memories with their family and friends.
If you give a photo to an individual the photo of something that you shared cannot just show your friendship with them, but help remind them of a memory that the two of you share.
Besides giving a print of the photo, you can have the photo put on just about anything. Here is just a sample of the items you could put the photograph on for that special gift:
• Coffee cup
• Candy Tin
• Neck Tie
• Porcelain Plate
• Digital Photo Frame
• Coffee Table Book
The photo book also shows you took the time to make their gift. It will help preserve those memories of a family trip you made or one with your friends.
If you have the time and enough variety of photos the photo book is one of my favorite things to come along. You can produce a very nice coffee table book for your friend for as low as $20 for a 20 page soft cover book.
If you choose to make a book, my favorite book publisher is www.Blurb.com.
Go online to www.MyPhotoPipe.com where you cannot only get prints, holiday cards, but have canvas prints made.
Have Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!